Plenty to Play for in Thursday’s PL Action

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Battling Bournemouth need to turn their fortunes around against Tottenham this evening.

Bournemouth City player in action

There are three Premier League games taking place on Thursday evening and the incentives on offer are obvious, with European positions and top-flight status’ on the line.

There are two games kicking off at 18:00, including a key clash at the Vitality Stadium, where relegation-threatened Bournemouth take on top-six chasing Tottenham Hotspur.

Cherries to Suffer Further Survival Blow

Eddie Howe’s men have lost all four matches since the season restarted – going down to Crystal Palace, Wolves, Newcastle and Manchester United – conceding 12 goals and scoring just three times during that run.

The Cherries have lost seven of their last eight league matches, which has seen them fall into the bottom three, and more misery is expected when they play host to Tottenham, despite the north London side struggling on their travels this season.

Spurs defeated Everton 1-0 last time out, making it two wins from their last three outings, and Jose Mourinho’s men are very hard to oppose at odds of 2/3* to claim the spoils on the south coast.

Goals Expected on Merseyside

Also at 18:00, Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton take on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton at Goodison Park as both sides’ look to keep their hopes of Europa League football for next season alive.

The Toffees failed to shine in a 1-0 loss to Spurs on Monday, ending a three-game unbeaten run, while the Saints arrive on the back of a brilliant 1-0 success over recently dethroned champions Manchester City.

This fixture usually produces goals with both teams scoring in each of the last six meetings across all competitions and it is 20/27 for Everon and Southampton to each find the back of the net once more.

United to Continue Fantastic Run

Thursday’s third and final game comes from the West Midlands with Aston Villa, who are battling against relegation, taking on an in-form Manchester United side that is pushing hard for a top-four finish.

The Villans have failed to win any of their five matches since the campaign resumed, extending their winless run to 10 games across all competitions, and they are now four points from safety.

The form of the visiting Red Devils couldn’t be any different, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men stringing together a 16-match unbeaten run across all competitions and they could move to within a point of fourth-placed Leicester with a win, while Chelsea in third would only be two points better off.

English forward Mason Greenwood is the man of the moment right now, having scored three goals from United’s last two matches, and he is 37/20 to net any time at Villa Park.

Portugal international Bruno Fernandes has also scored three goals from his last two games and he is 37/20 to get on the scoresheet at any time, while he is 5/1 to hit the first or last goal.

United are unbeaten in the last 15 meetings across all competitions against Villa, with both teams to score landing in nine of those, and backing the Red Devils to win and BTTS looks a solid shout at 7/4.

*All odds correct at time of writing.

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